You have created your project and have defined your quality metrics in the previous tutorials. Time to design your test suites and test cases, they form the basis of your tests.
Test cases help guide testers through a sequence of instructions to determine whether software meets the pre-defined requirements.
In TestMonitor you can organize your test cases into test suites. A test suite is used to group a set of similar test cases. You might prefer to group your test cases per application or test type (e.g., functional tests or smoke tests), test suites will allow you to do so. How you organize your test suites depends on the size of your project.
Add a Test Suite
Before adding test cases you must first specify a test suite. You can do so by clicking Design > Test suites in the top menu bar. Select Add test suite to create your first test suite.
To create a test suite you need to fill out a name, and optionally add a description. It is recommended to name your test suites after the software or application you are currently testing. For example: Jira, or ERP test suite.
Add a Test Case
Once you have created your test suites it is time to create test cases. Create your first test case by selecting the test suite name or use the arrow button at the right of the test suite to go to the test suite details. You can then click the Add test case button in the top left.
To add a new test case you have to define the name, instructions and whether the test case is a Draft or not.
The name of your test case should be a clear identification of the test case.
Instructions are logical steps a tester has to take to generate test results. Specify as many test steps as needed for the test case, but make sure they are concise.
You can now define whether the test case has the status draft or final.
After you filled the required fields you can save it by selecting Save and the test case will be created.
Add additional Test Case Information
Next to name and instructions, you can add additional information to your test case. You can use test data, preconditions and expected results to provide your tester with all the information they need to fulfill the test cases. And you can link predefined requirements, risks, and applications to your test case.
To add this information to your test case you can either use the side bar or go to the test case details.
Use the Sidebar to Add Information
To use the side bar, select the name of the test case. Next, the side bar is shown. The side bar shows you four tabs: Details, Requirements, Risks, and Applications.
You can add Preconditions, Expected results and Test data in the Details tab. Select the field you want to add information to, for example Preconditions, and a text field is shown. Fill in the Preconditions you'd like to add and select the Save button.
To link requirements, risks and applications, open the specific tab in the side bar and click on the field to link items, for example requirements.
A pop-up is shown where you can search and add the items of your choice. Just select the + button to the right of the items you want to add and next select Save.
Use the Test Case Detail Page to Add Information
To add information through the test case details view, select the arrow button at the right of the test case.
In the test case details view you can find three sections: Details, Instructions and Additional. And you can find five tabs: Test Results, Requirements, Risks, Applications, and Activities.
For the information in the three sections: select the field you want to add information to, for example Preconditions. Next a text field is shown. Fill in the information you'd like to add and select the Save button.
To link requirements, risks and applications, open the specific tab and click on the field to link items, for example requirements.
A pop-up is shown where you can search and add the items of your choice. Just select the + button to the right of the items you want to add and next select Save to link the items to your test case.